Originally written on The Awesome Boston  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Boston Magazine: Cats and dogs get all of the glory of participating in fancy pageants and winning prizes for their breed and looks. But now, rodents are getting a chance to strut their stuff during the annual American Gerbil Society show, from May 3-4, 2013, in Bedford, Mass. “This year’s show features a banquet and competitive judging sessions, where the animals will be rated based on certain criteria. Each gerbil will first be subjected to an intense health inspection, where officials will look for “sign of mites, illness, injuries, runny noses, or other potential problems.” Once each gerbil is in the clear, the show will begin, and offer members of the American Gerbil Society a chance to mingle with each other while they wait their turn to have their pets put through the judging process.” A.B. A gerbil show isn’t the most pointless thing I’ve ever heard of, but in terms of pet pageant shows (or whatever you call them) , it’s what NASCAR is to sports. The more I read this article...
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